“While we are disappointed, we respect that this decision is a personal one for Sylvain and wish him well,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen stated Monday.
Lindsay Artkin, the president of the NHL Coaches’ 협회 (NHLCA), told CNN that Lefebvre does not have a comment at this time.
Lefebvre appeared in over 1,000 games during a 14-season NHL career from 1989-2003. He won the Stanley Cup in 1996 as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.
The Blue Jackets have replaced Lefebvre with Steve McCarthy, who arrives after having served as the assistant coach with the Cleveland Monsters, 콜럼버스’ American Hockey League affiliate.
When asked if the NHLCA had a comment on the situation, Artkin said in a statement to CNN: “The NHL and each of the 32 member clubs have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment for all employees, 플레이어, 팬, 및 코치.
“We are supportive of the comprehensive protocols that have been put in place by the NHL and its clubs to protect everyone’s health and well-being.
“Our members are preparing diligently for the upcoming season and are excited to get back to the rink. As this is an employment law matter between the clubs and their employees, out of respect for both parties, we cannot comment on their particular situations at this time.”